Barbara Bate, RN, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, CMGT-BC, LNCC, CHLCP, CBIS Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Northeast Life Care Planning, Inc.
  • Phone: (207) 843-5729
  • Fax: (866) 878-9147
  • Website:

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Life Care Planning and Nurse

Keywords/Search Terms:

Nurse Case Manager, Medical Cost Projections, Nurse Life Care Planning, Nurse Life Care Planner, Life Care Plans, Life Care Planner, Life Care Planning, Medicare Set-Asides, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Pediatrics, Amputations, Birth Injuries


Registered Nurse-Diploma, Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing; , Washington College, University of Maine ; , Continuing education in Nurse Life Care Planning and Medicare Set-Aside consulting

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Barbara Bate is Principal of Northeast Life Care Planning, Inc. (NLCP®), a nurse consulting company, providing a variety of services nationwide, including medical case management, medical file reviews/chronologies, medical cost projections, Medicare set-aside allocations/conditional payment review, as well as life care plan development/review. Barbara has over 40 years of experience as a registered nurse and holds certifications in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN), Legal Nurse Consulting (LNCC), Case Management (CCM, CMGT-BC), Life Care Planning (CNLCP®, CHLCP™), and Brain Injury (CBIS). She has provided medical case management services for patients with severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopedic injuries since 1994 in addition to clinical work experience in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Her life care planning experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with multiple trauma, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, brain injury, birth injuries, burns, amputations, blindness, and chronic healthcare issues. Barbara has been an active member of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners since 2004, serving as President-Elect in 2009, President in 2010, and Past-President in 2011. Her initial involvement with the association was with the Educational Committee and the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning. She continues to peer-review articles as time allows and is co-editor of the forthcoming 2nd Edition of A Core Curriculum for Nurse Life Care Planning. In 2012, Barbara joined the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board, now the Universal Life Care Planning Certification Board, and currently serves as Co-Chair. Barbara is a member of the Case Management Society of America, NANDA International, and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. She is a charter member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), now known as The National MSPNetwork, and a past member of NAMSAP’s Board of Directors(2009-2014)